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Cleartext for Rainmeter [v4.0.1 | 14/Oct/2017] by Redsaph Cleartext for Rainmeter [v4.0.1 | 14/Oct/2017] by Redsaph




Welcome to Cleartext.


This is a now playing widget inspired by clear information boards which only show important content. More options, such as skipping the track and pausing it can be found by hovering over it.

F E A T U R E S
Adaptive Resizing ● Adaptive Hide ● Spotify support ● WebNowPlaying support
Pure text mode ● Smooth scroll for Pure mode ● Easy font changing ● Smart text trimming ● Hide-away controls
Update indicators ● Right align text mode ● User-friendly Settings panel ● Switch color mode ● Text switching



Latest changes
  • 4.0.1 | 14 Oct 2017
    • Fixed missing text on Pure when scroll is disabled and text is aligned right
    • Fixed text not clipping on Pure when scroll is disabled
    • Fixed cut off text on regular Cleartext when scroll is disabled
    • Known bug: tall custom fonts such as handwritten and decorative may appear clipped
  • 4.0 | 10 Oct 2017
    • Added support for WebNowPlaying plugin
    • Smart text trimming for titles and album names available
    • Toggle for disabling/enabling scrolling now available
    • Various code changes in Cleartext, Cleartext Pure, Settings panel for the top features
    • Set minimum required version to Rainmeter 4.0
  • 3.4.1R | 18 Jun 2017
    • Included the latest version of the Spotify plugin. Didn't notice that.
  • 3.4.1 | 17 Jun 2017
    • Replaced incorrect text in Change Media Player option.
    • Lowered required version of Rainmeter to 3.3.2. I cannot guarantee if all features will work properly.

Complete changelog available to view here.



Credits

  • .raptor from the Rainmeter forums for his awesome Spotify plug-in available here
  • Mordasius for his FeedReader II w/ sorting adaptation on Kaelri's reader script
  • skymil from the Rainmeter forums for his UTF-8 adaptation of smurfier's Lua Marquee script found here
  • tjhrulz for this super cool WebNowPlaying plugin here
  • FlixWolfz for his very active participation on the old Cleartext deviation page which prompted me to update and re-release it... Kinda like a re-master version of an awesome game!
  • ryan86me for his suggestion and code which made Adaptive Hide for Cleartext Spotify possible!
  • theAzack9 for his amazing FrostedGlass plugin which made the Settings panel more beautiful!
  • RainEnthusiast for letting me now that WebNowPlaying existed :O


Wallpaper
"Iceland lake" by Fernando Puente




Thank you to the people who donated:

Brendon M., Mike B.


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:iconvicromm:
VicRomm Featured By Owner 35 minutes ago
Would it be possible in a future update to change to colour using colour codes?
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:iconmyrasamnang:
myrasamnang Featured By Owner 1 day ago
groove music
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:iconexcapizm:
eXcapiZm Featured By Owner 2 days ago   Writer
Looks like there's a bug with adaptive hide. Use to be when you stopped playing a song it would disappear. Now it always shows Now Playing, even when I just open MusicBee
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:icontrumperynutria:
TrumperyNutria Featured By Owner 2 days ago
thanks.!! have a nice day :)
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:iconzensonize:
Zensonize Featured By Owner 2 days ago  New Deviant
Please add an option to show all tools. I'd love to see everything.
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:iconbeatletee:
BeatleTee Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hello! I really love this skin, but there is a problem with the newest update for me.

If you set the text alignment to the right, for some reason the song name will not appear if it's (I'm guessing) too long?? I have not updated my iTunes to the newest update (and I'm not planning on doing so, either), and Cleartext never did this to me in the previous updates.

If it helps you, I can say that this appears to only happen when the pure mode is enabled, and that the song name is set as the bottom text.
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:iconredsaph:
Redsaph Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Hi, I've also received a report of this through email. I'll look up on this.
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:iconbeatletee:
BeatleTee Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :0
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:iconominousblack:
ominousblack Featured By Owner 4 days ago
hi found a glitch/bug(sorta).

I'm using Cleartext Pure with Spotify. When top text is Artist name and bottom text is song title, if the title is long [AC/DC - You Shook Me All Night Long], the song title will disappear, leaving only the artist's info. This happens regardless of Scrolling, Trim enabled or disabled. The only way i can get both info to show is if i switch the artist to bottom and songtitle to top.

Otherwise, great work! Thank you.
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:iconredsaph:
Redsaph Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Interface Designer
I'm reopening the investigation on this as I've also received reports of this happening.
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:iconredsaph:
Redsaph Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Hi, I'm not able to replicate your bug... Could you possibly provide more details? A screenshot maybe?

What I'm only seeing is only a part of the text is cut off, not the entire text disappearing.
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:iconexcapizm:
eXcapiZm Featured By Owner 4 days ago   Writer
How do we stop it from checking for updates? How I've got it working is fine, and that ! popping up once in a while is annoying.
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:iconredsaph:
Redsaph Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Hi, someone asked the same thing in the Rainmeter subreddit.

You can do it too. It may not be the most elegant way but it works :)
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:iconbehelit:
Behelit Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Interface Designer
thx for the update
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:iconredsaph:
Redsaph Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Interface Designer
No problem!
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:iconabroommaster:
ABroomMaster Featured By Owner 5 days ago
Can someone help me with getting webnowplaying to work? I just got started with rainmeter.
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:iconredsaph:
Redsaph Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Interface Designer
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:iconrowfx:
ROWFX Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
I installed the new WebNowPlaying Plugin and Cleartext 4.0 but it
doesn't automatically update itself.
By example, if I'm skipping a song it still displays the old song.
Really enjoyed your plugin but I would like to get this fix or the old version to download :) 
Thanks in regards. 
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:icontjhrulz:
tjhrulz Featured By Owner 6 days ago
Are you using iTunes?
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:icondrdee1:
drdee1 Featured By Owner Edited 5 days ago
YES i'm using itunes i have SAME problem place help
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:iconmatiasparaguay:
mAtiasparaguay Featured By Owner 6 days ago
I have the same problem with CatWithBlack
I install the Cleartext, install the WebNowPlaying Companion in Firefox. Selected the WebNowPlaying in the Cleartext.
I play music in SoundCloud, and stays this:
gyazo.com/888f74457a562462422d…
What it´s the problem?
Thanks in advance. Very nice Skin!
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:icontjhrulz:
tjhrulz Featured By Owner 6 days ago
You have to allow insecure Websockets on HTTPS in firefox before it will work.
See here: github.com/tjhrulz/WebNowPlayi…
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:iconcatwithblackhat:
CatWithBlackHat Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2017  New Deviant
Hey community,

i hope that someone/somebody can help me.

I install the Cleartext tool and test it.

If I play music, as in youtube, for example, the song and the artist should be listed there. Unfortunately, this does not happen.

I update the application but nothing happened. Do I have to change something in the source code or make any settings?

About nice feedbacks i would be very happy.

regards and thx in advance
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:iconredsaph:
Redsaph Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Interface Designer
You can use the WebNowPlaying Companion for Chrome or Firefox with Cleartext now :)
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:iconde-art-raptor:
De-Art-Raptor Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2017  New Deviant Student Digital Artist
It only works with music player. not internet browser
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:iconvor7exi:
Vor7eXI Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2017  New Deviant
It didn't change the text when song changed,Happend with new 2017 itune updated 12.7.0.166
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:iconnyan-ptx:
Nyan-PTX Featured By Owner Edited Sep 24, 2017  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Maybe the NowPlaying plugin needs an update, in the last itunes update all skins sometimes don't show covers, title, etc... Inside Out Reaction Icon: Sadness 
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:icontjhrulz:
tjhrulz Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2017
Rainmeter dev here, iTunes 12.7 broke some critical APIs the Rainmeter and other programs such as last.fm relies on. We have a work around but the code is not as nice and not how you are supposed to that API. Right now we are in a holding pattern with Apple to see if these changes are intentional or not, if nothing changes we will probably include the hotfix in a future beta.
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:iconanikagames:
AnikaGames Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2017
I can confirm this
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:iconawesomev23:
awesomev23 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2017  Student Digital Artist
There is a problem not updating now playing songs with iTunes
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:iconredsaph:
Redsaph Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Hi, this issue is beyond my control.

The problem is with the NowPlaying plugin pre-loaded with Rainmeter. The folks at Rainmeter know this and are waiting on a good move to fix this issue.

Read more here.
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:iconoddprophet:
OddProphet Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2017
Definitely update with tjhrulz WebNowPlaying implement plz! Would be a great addition to an awesome skin.
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:iconredsaph:
Redsaph Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Hey, check it out now!
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:iconredsaph:
Redsaph Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Interface Designer
This will be coming!
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:iconsimplerehaze:
SimpleReHaze Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2017  New Deviant
Could you please update for new iTunes Update.
Cleartext doesn't recognize new iTunes Version, I have to reset Cleartext after every track.
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:iconredsaph:
Redsaph Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Hi, this issue is beyond my control.

The problem is with the NowPlaying plugin pre-loaded with Rainmeter. The folks at Rainmeter know this and are waiting on a good move to fix this issue.

Read more here.
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:icondrdee1:
drdee1 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2017
please i have a problem with this skin the track info does not change to the next song when my song changes to the next track please help im using itune
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:iconredsaph:
Redsaph Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Hi, this issue is beyond my control.

The problem is with the NowPlaying plugin pre-loaded with Rainmeter. The folks at Rainmeter know this and are waiting on a good move to fix this issue.

Read more here.
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:icontjhrulz:
tjhrulz Featured By Owner Edited Sep 12, 2017
Hey I modified Cleartext to include support for the WebNowPlaying & GPMDP plugins. How would you like to send you the changes so you don't have to reimplement them yourself?

Also why are you using state instead of status for NowPlaying? If you use status it will work the same as the exe check for spotify.
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:iconredsaph:
Redsaph Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Hi!

Your plugin is totally amazing. I haven't read your comment until now but I've already implemented them. Haha. 

I'll look on the Status for NowPlaying.

Thank you so much!
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:iconlordbalen:
LordBalen Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Bruh, can I get that implement? 
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:icontjhrulz:
tjhrulz Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2017
I hate to just upload that here because it was just a quick addition a did for someone in the Rainmeter discord, and uploading it here seems rude to me. 
Also when I built the rmskin I did not include any old plugins so it does not work as a standalone installer. If Redsaph is okay with my uploading it here I could but I would but rather send it to him directly.
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:iconcallsignqball:
CallsignQball Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2017
How would I be able to update this without loosing my preferences and my locations? 
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:iconwayne2224:
Wayne2224 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2017  Professional General Artist
Love the look and feel of this skin, you did an awesome job!
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:iconredsaph:
Redsaph Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thank you!
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:iconstitchy:
stitchy Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2017
Is there a way to change the transparency of the "translucent" text? I haven't been able to figure out where this hidden in the code.

Also, will there ever be a smooth scroll for the regular mode? It's really awful when you have the skin aligned to the right. :(

Love the skin, though! Simplicity is best!
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:iconredsaph:
Redsaph Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Oh hi! Here is how you do colors properly in Rainmeter, including transparency.

I don't know about smooth scroll for Regular... The controls get in the way and I don't think there's a way to do that right now.
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:iconarchetype21:
Archetype21 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2017
Hello, I just downloaded this and I'm having an issue. I use Spotify and Musicbee for listenting to music. I would like for this skin to switch inbetween the two but I do not see an option for secondary music player. Am I missing an option? Also, I downloaded version 3.4.1R but it shows up as version 3.4.1 on my computer. Do I have the right version? Are these two problems somehow related? 
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:iconominousblack:
ominousblack Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2017
Hello, I want to update to the latest version but everytime i download 3.4.1r and install it, the settings window still shows i'm on 3.4.1. And whenever I restart windows, cleartext does not load properly and I have to always reload the new 3.4.1r update for it to work. Any tips on getting it to stay at 3.4.1r without having to reinstall the update everytime i log on?
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